The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum is a unique building designed to host the world's oldest collection of Pharaonic art and monuments. Located in the heart of Tahrir Square,

The Egyptian Museum was founded in 1858 at Būlāq, moved to Al-Jīzah (Giza), and settled in its present site in downtown Cairo in 1897–1902. The building was designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon in Neoclassical style and was the first purpose-built museum in the Middle East and North Africa.Jun 26, 2023

In Happy Egypt , you will see the Egyptian Museum, which includes It houses an unparalleled collection of artifacts, the complete burials of Yuba and Tuya, Psusennes I and the treasures of Tanis, and the Narmer Palette commemorating the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the rule of one king, which are also among the priceless artifacts in the museum.

The Egyptian Museum is one of the greatest museums in the world, as it is unique in its presentation of the entire history of Egyptian civilization, especially the antiquities of the Pharaonic era and the Greco-Roman era. On the ground floor there are a number of large and heavy things, and it includes a large group of mummies of kings and queens of the ancient era, and they are preserved inside the museum inside glass boxes to preserve them and the possibility of seeing and enjoying them.



The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses over 120,000 artifacts, including the contents of Tutankhamen's tomb and most of the mummies that have been discovered since the 19th century. The museum's exhibits span from the beginning of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt (approximately 2700 BC) through the Greco-Roman period.

The death mask is one of the masterpieces of Egyptian art. It originally rested directly on the mummy's shoulders inside the innermost golden coffin. It is made of two sheets of gold hammered together and weighs 22.5 pounds (10.23 kg). Tutankhamun is depicted wearing the striped headdress worn by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. He also wears a false beard that connects him more closely with the image of God, as in the inner coffin.

In Pictures: Inside The Egyptian Museum - EgyptToday

In the Egyptian Museum, you can see treasures, inscriptions, coffins, papyri, funerary art, the contents of various tombs, jewelry, ornaments of all kinds, and other things. Also, the tomb of Tutankhamun, although it was discovered later and less well-known - contains silver coffins, golden masks, royal coffins, and jewelry. There is also a statue of Queen Hatshepsut, in addition to huge statues of Amenhotep IV

  • It is actually called the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
    It consists of the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities.
    This astonishing building was built by the French architect, who is called Marcel Dougong.
    There is a hall in the Museum that hosts eleven royal kings and queens.

Don't miss a visit to the Egyptian Museum during your Cairo day tours, you can also include that attraction in your Egypt travel package

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

The museum is unique in presenting the entire history of Egyptian civilization, and it contains a collection of great ancient Egyptian antiquities and some mummies of kings and queens of the ancient era, which indicates the greatness of the ancient Egyptians, the greatness and strength of their civilization